Trans-Atlantyk: An Alternate Translation (The Margellos - download pdf or read online

By Witold Gombrowicz,Danuta Borchardt

ISBN-10: 0300053843

ISBN-13: 9780300053845

ISBN-10: 8308041159

ISBN-13: 9788308041154

Considered via many to be one of the maximum writers of the earlier hundred years, Polish novelist Witold Gombrowicz explores the fashionable problem of exile and displacement in a disintegrating international in his acclaimed vintage Trans-Atlantyk. Gombrowicz’s so much own novel—and arguably his such a lot iconoclastic—Trans-Atlantyk is written within the type of a gaweda, a story instructed through the hearth in a language that originated within the 17th century. It recounts the customarily farcical adventures of a penniless younger author stranded in Argentina whilst the Nazis invade his native land, and his next “adoption” via the Polish embassy employees and émigré community.
Based loosely on Gombrowicz’s personal reports as an expatriate, Trans-Atlantyk is steeped in humor and sharply pointed satire, interlaced with darkish visions of battle and its horrors, that entreats the person and society ordinarily to upward push above the suffocating constraints of nationalistic, sexual, and patriotic mores. The novel's subject matters are common and its execution ingenious—a masterwork of twentieth-century literary artwork from an writer whom John Updike referred to as “one of the profoundest of the past due moderns.”

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